Canada Day usually marks the beginning of summer in this country but, for many in the world of business it also represents the mid-point of the fiscal year. In short, welcome to Q3.
One of the high points of this time of year is the end of the school year, something so significant in our society that it brings about a feeling of completion rather than the beginning of something such summer or that the back half of the year is only started.
But the reality is…. we have begun the second half of the year or, to put it another way, the first half is now behind us and any shortcomings we experienced in that leg of the journey will have to make up in the next six months.
That means managers have to do a balancing act – finding ways to breathe energy into their operations to ensure they can maintain or even gain momentum in their drive to meet year-end targets while providing some much needed leisure time for their team members.